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Tech Companies Settle Workers' Lawsuit
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Tech Companies Settle Workers' Lawsuit

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Apple Boosts Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

Apple Boosts Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Facebook CFO David Ebersman to Step Down

Facebook CFO David Ebersman to Step Down

Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
LinkedIn to Anchor New SF High-Rise

LinkedIn to Anchor New SF High-Rise

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the professional networking site LinkedIn will expand its presence in the city... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
South Bay Construction Fuels Recycling Industry

South Bay Construction Fuels Recycling Industry

A rise in South Bay construction is fueling a new growth industry in the Silicon Valley. Watch »

Apr 22, 2014
Apple Offers Free Recycling of All Used Products

Apple Offers Free Recycling of All Used Products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
SF Workers Protest Tax Exemptions for Tech Companies

SF Workers Protest Tax Exemptions for Tech Companies

Hundreds of San Francisco union workers took to the streets on tax day to protest the city’s three-year old payroll... Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
BMW Extends Recall to 489,000 Vehicles

BMW Extends Recall to 489,000 Vehicles

German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after... Read »

Apr 12, 2014
GM Fined $7,000 a Day for Missing Deadline: Gov't

GM Fined $7,000 a Day for Missing Deadline: Gov't

A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its... Read »

Apr 9, 2014
Uber Helps Passengers Pitch to Google Ventures

Uber Helps Passengers Pitch to Google Ventures

Uber is giving people in the Bay Area the chance to have their big ideas heard by Google Ventures. Watch »

Apr 9, 2014
Google Stock Split: Questions Answered

Google Stock Split: Questions Answered

Google has completed its stock split, using an unusual method aimed at keeping co-founders Larry Page and... Read »

Apr 3, 2014
Tesla Appealing New Jersey Car Regulations

Tesla Appealing New Jersey Car Regulations

Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice it intends to go to court to appeal New Jersey's ruling... Read »

Apr 2, 2014
GM to Recall Another 1.5M Cars for Power Steering

GM to Recall Another 1.5M Cars for Power Steering

General Motors Co. said Monday it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide because the electronic power-steering... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Beef Prices Reach Record Highs

Beef Prices Reach Record Highs

Economists are expecting grocery prices to rise modestly in 2014, especially in the meat aisle, where beef... Read »

Mar 31, 2014
Concerns Arise Over Hot Market for IPOs

Concerns Arise Over Hot Market for IPOs

NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman provides exclusive access inside some companies going public. Watch »

Mar 28, 2014
Levi Strauss to Cut About 800 Jobs

Levi Strauss to Cut About 800 Jobs

Levi Strauss & Co. will eliminate about 800 jobs, almost 20 percent of its non-retail and... Read »

Mar 26, 2014
Report: As Many As 7,500 Housing Units in SF Are Tourist Rentals

Report: As Many As 7,500 Housing Units in SF Are Tourist Rentals

Housing activists think that about 7,500 housing units in San Francisco are being kept off of the rental market... Read »

Mar 26, 2014
Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Company for $2B

Facebook Buys Virtual Reality Company for $2B

Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier

Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier

Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock. The price of bacon is surging and the cost of... Read »

Mar 22, 2014
Sally Beauty Releases Details on Data Breach

Sally Beauty Releases Details on Data Breach

Sally Beauty says that a security breach discovered on March 5 affected fewer than 25,000 credit and debit... Watch »

Mar 17, 2014
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